Showdown in Alabama

It’s David vs. Goliath; the republican establishment has pumped $30 million into the primary race between corrupt, crooked-as-a-dog’s-hind-leg Luther Strange, and Judge Roy Moore, who lost his job for standing up for his faith and refusing to remove the Ten Commandments from his courtroom. It has come down to a contest between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump who, inexplicably, has backed McConnell’s choice, Strange. Time will tell.

Roy Moore Maintains Lead in Polls Despite Trump Rally for Opponent Luther Strange
The data analytics group Optimus, which conducted a poll on Friday and Saturday, has Moore at 55.4 percent versus Strange at 44.6 percent. An Emerson College Polling Society survey found its results to be similar, with Moore at 50 percent versus Strange at 40 percent.

Judge Roy Moore: ‘If They Can’t Beat Me with $30 Million…There’s a Crack in the Dam’
Judge Roy Moore delivered his closing message to voters in Alabama at a raucous barn rally packed with supporters.
“If they can’t beat me with $30 million and we only had about $1.5 … If they can’t beat me, then there’s a crack in the dam, the whole thing falls,” he said as the crowd applauded.

Whoa: Roy Moore 57, Luther Strange 41 in new Alabama GOP Senate poll
My guess was that Moore will win tomorrow night by eight points despite the fact that he’s led by more in various polls of the Alabama runoff. If Trafalgar’s right, the actual margin will be double that. It’ll be a blowout and an embarrassing rebuke to Trump, who not only couldn’t get his guy over the finish line after a rally in Huntsville but couldn’t get him within 15 points of victory.

Trump throws McConnell under the bus on Alabama radio…
CNN – “As you know, Mitch is not, polling-wise, the most popular guy in this country,” Trump said. “They like to label (Strange) because he happened to be there for a number of months in the Senate, so they like to label him as Mitch’s best friend but he’s not. He hardly even knows him. He’ll be fighting Mitch.”

While Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange Did Nothing to Stop Swamp Deal to Pay Bob Corker $3 Million
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is set to receive more than $3 million in direct payments from the City of Mobile from sales taxes paid at stores in McGowin Park by Alabama consumers as part of a controversial and unprecedented sweetheart deal that Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) did nothing to stop as Attorney General of Alabama when the deal was arranged in 2013 and 2014 by a law firm whose partners and political action committee contributed $28,000 to his Senate campaign in 2017.



Filed under Donald Trump, Elections, Mitch McConnell, Polls, Roy Moore, U.S. Senate

4 responses to “Showdown in Alabama

  1. Pistol Pete

    Jackson Lee Kneels During Congressional Speech ‘in Honor of the First Amendment’

    “Someone had the lack of judgment to provoke the situation and call their mothers a name,” Jackson Lee said of President Trump using “son of a bitch” last week to refer to NFL players who knelt during the National Anthem in protest of racial injustice.


  2. Pistol Pete

    Capitol police arrest 181 during protests at Graham-Cassidy bill hearing

    The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a total of 181 people for protesting during a Senate Finance Committee hearing regarding the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill on Monday.

    Demonstrators were arrested upon failing to cease and desist from their activities during the hearing, which was disruptive. A total of 15 were arrested and charged with disrupting Congress.


  3. Pistol Pete

    Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin have lied again, again and again

    His years-long offend-repent-re-offend-really-repent cycle has only advanced over the years, the narrative becoming ever more sordid, his wife complicit in foisting him upon us and our politics.

    We’ve been living with this pathetic soap opera for eight years now, since Weiner was forced to resign from Congress after news broke he’d been sexting women around the country, and had sent a bulging crotch shot to a 21-year-old college student.

    Just 13 months later, he, new wife Abedin and their 6-month-old son sat for a soft-focus People magazine cover story.


  4. Pistol Pete

    Dear NFL: I’m not “boycotting” you. I just don’t care anymore, about you.
    You tried to make me care, but now I don’t care at all.

    But there’s another feeling of disgust I’m hearing a lot, how the NFL was one of the few remaining places to which we could escape from politics and just be left alone and allowed to enjoy something. The NFL was an escape.

    That’s a sentiment I expressed in my post, NFL picked sides in the culture war, now it has to live with the consequences: